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Traffic expected for two Boston events Sunday

People traveling to Boston should pay close attention to traffic delays and parking restrictions that will be in effect on Sunday because of the Boston Athletic Association 10K road race and the Chinatown Main Street Festival.

The 10K’s estimated 5,000 runners will gather on Charles Street at 8 a.m., according to a Boston police statement.

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Temporary tow zones will be set up from 6 a.m. to noon on Bay State Road from Charlesgate to West Granby Street with metered parking only; on the Public Garden side of Beacon Street from Charles Street to Arlington Street; on the Public Garden side of Boylston Street from Arlington Street to Charles Street; on the north side of the westbound roadway of Commonwealth Avenue from Granby Street to Alcorn Street; and on Granby Street from Bay State Road to Commonwealth Avenue, the police statement said.

The section of Charles Street from Boylston Street to Beacon Street will have a tow zone in effect from 12:01 a.m. to noon, according to the statement.

Parking restrictions tied to the Chinatown Main Street Festival will begin some time before 11 a.m. and end after 5 p.m., a spokeswoman from the mayor’s office said.

Tow zones will be set up on Beach Street from Surface Road to Washington Street; on Harrison Avenue from Essex Street to Kneeland Street; on Hudson Street from Kneeland Street to Beach Street; on Oxford Street from Beach Street to Essex Street; and on Tyler Street from Kneeland Street to Beach Street, according to the police statement.

Police advised drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians to take care and obey the rules of the road, and be considerate to others traveling on local streets.

Jeffrey Fish can be reached at
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